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RATINGS: 1390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Narwhal Imperial Stout is the latest beer in Sierra Nevada’s High Altitude Series. This malt-forward monster is bold – with notes of baker’s cocoa, molasses, and dark roasted coffee. This massive imperial stout is incredibly complex, rich, and intense and will develop in the bottle for years to come.

Style: Imperial Stout
Hops: Magnum, Challenger
Malts: Two Row Pale, Chocolate, Honey, Carafa, Roasted Barley

Availability: 12 oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: October, 2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhatB420 (837) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2013 bottle, poured into a sierra nevada small goblet, pours a rich baltic black, the head seems to rise out of no where, and conjurs to a thin rim round the glass with spotty lacing. Aroma is dry cocoa, dark coffee, baking chocolate, and a malt haven. Taste is very malt forwand, sweet coca, bold coffee, thick molasses, chocolate syrup, rasins, and slight figs. Mouth feel is dry, bitter, then a sweet aftertaste with the abv warming it up nicely. A full, rich, deep and satisfying brew here, glad i picked this one up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (403) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
Härlig sammetslen Stout med härliga brända toner och en beska som lurar i bakgrunden. Mycket angenäm imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2013 bottling. Malt and chocolate aroma. Chocolate, coffee, and licorice flavors. Light mouthfeel. A slight dry and bitter finish. Amazing stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2014
(bottle, 35.5cl) Black colour with a brown medium-sized foamy head. Slightly molassy roast-malty aroma with notes of dried fruits, punch, chocolate and a tinge of alcohol. Moderately sweet and roasty bitter flavour, full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Roasty malt-character with dark chocolate, dried fruits and Port-vinous notes; balanced sweetness-bitterness ratio during the finish with a warming alcoholic strength. 20.I.14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ikigai (75) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Heavy malt and a bit bitter, chocolate and coffee flavors. Small head that disappeared quickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (2242) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of bread, dates, coffee and chocolate.
Appearance: A dark brown colored beer. A low brown head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting dark bread, dates, coffee, chocolate and grape-fruit peel.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a somewhat dry finish.
Overall: Powerful potent stout.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. (Vintage 2013) Reviewed 2014-01-25.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RipuvariiAlu (22) - - JAN 28, 2014
A: Typical IS smell, dark malts, coffee A: Pours black with a thin brownish head T: Roasted malts( but not acrid), coffee, slight cocoa, slight hop bitterness Kinda sweet P: Thick mouthfeel, low thus apropriate Carbonation. Slight Booze. O: Pretty good Is but Gould take a little more bitterness or roastiness to balance the rather sweet taste

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3258) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
Flaska från SB. Kolsvart, fina beiga gardiner. Stor robust och lätt söt doft av choklad, molass och kaffe. Aningen alkohol i bakgrund. Först relativt söt med eftersmaken är kärv och besk. Relativt stiltypisk, välgjord med stora smaker. En bra prisvärd IS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Biggar2000 (20) - - JAN 26, 2014
For a stout beer with this high alcohol content. I would say it’s pretty damn good for those who like stout beer with a kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EcnarM (112) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Loves the molasses in the smell and the front of the taste. Fantastic color for a RIS with a fine palate. Just a good beer all around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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